HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

In high school sports, the Twentynine Palms High School LadyCat softball team lost its first game yesterday to Coachella Valley High School, 15-2. Coach Dan Mintz says the LadyCats are now 3-1 in league play and 8-2 overall.

In high school sports today, the Yucca Valley High School boys’

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MARINE WHO DIED FOLLOWING MOTORCYCLE CRASH OUTSIDE BASE GATE IS IDENTIFIED

The Marine who died following a March 9 motorcycle crash just outside the main gate of the Marine Corps base in Twentynine Palms has been identified by the Patriot Guard Riders as Garrett Farrelly, 22, of Walla Walla, Washington. Farrelly was a corporal with 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion based

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN ADMITS TO DUI WITH 2 CHILDREN IN CAR, ARRESTED

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested Sunday evening, after she allegedly admitted to driving under the influence with two young children in her car. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to a parking lot of a fast food restaurant in the 73600 block of Two Mile Road just

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD TALKS ABOUT STREET LIGHTS AND ALCOHOL PERMIT TONIGHT

The Morongo Valley Community Services District will meet in open session tonight AT 7 p.m. Here’s reporter Andrew Dieleman with the details… The Morongo Valley CSD will meet tonight in open session to discuss the approval of the Southern California Edison street light replacement program. The board will also discuss

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN WHO THREATENED TO KILL 2 PEOPLE ARRESTED

A Yucca Valley man who threatened to kill his estranged wife and her boyfriend was arrested Sunday, accused of making criminal threats. According to a Sheriff’s report, Joshua Dillon, 28, discovered that his estranged wife was dating another man. Dillon allegedly threatened to kill the couple in multiple text messages

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MORONGO VALLEY MAN, JUST CONVICTED OF ANOTHER CRIME, ARRESTED AGAIN

A Morongo Valley man who accepted a plea bargain earlier this month for attempted robbery and who hadn’t even started his jail term yet, was arrested again Friday, accused of vandalism. About 2:40 p.m. Friday, deputies were called to the 6900 block of Emerson Avenue in Yucca Valley where a

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK TAKING YOUTH CONSERVATION CORPS APPLICATIONS

Youth in the Morongo Basin have the opportunity to work in Joshua Tree National Park this summer. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the details…. This summer, Joshua Tree National Park will sponsor a 9-week Youth Conservation Corps program. Youths between the ages of 15 and 18 are encouraged to apply. To

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COUNTY TO REHABILITATE SEVERAL LOCAL ROADS

The County has announced that it plans to rehabilitate several roads in our area this summer. The roads that will undergo repair are Aberdeen Drive from Sage Avenue to Yucca Mesa; Yucca Trail/Alta Loma from La Contenta to Quail Springs Road; and Quail Springs Road from Alta Loma to the

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9 TEAMS COMPETE IN 27TH ANNUAL SPELL-A-THON

Nine teams competed for bragging rights and prizes in the 27th annual spell-a-thon Saturday, sponsored by the Morongo Basin Coalition for Adult Literacy. Reporter Tanisha Cureton celebrates the winners… While many teams went out on words like inarticulate, technician, harass, and fulsome, others seem to breeze by with words like

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YUCCA VALLEY CHURCH SHOWING DOCUMENTARY FILM “WHAT THE HEALTH” TONIGHT

Tonight, (Tuesday, March 20), at 6 p.m. the Yucca Valley Seventh-day Adventist Church will show the documentary, “What the Health.” This film is described as “A thought-provoking film on our nation’s health and how big business and agriculture influence it.” The film will be preceded by a light vegetarian meal.

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ONE-80 MINISTRIES PRAISE, MUSIC. AND CELEBRATION IN JOSHUA TREE SATURDAY

One-80 Ministries of Joshua Tree will hold a day of praise, music, and celebration Saturday, March 24. The free event will feature live music and dance from local performers and artists, as well as refreshments. Music will include hip-hop, gospel, blues, jazz, contemporary Christian, and original rock. The celebration will

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INTERIM DIRECTOR NAMED FOR MOJAVE DESERT LAND TRUST

The Mojave Desert Land Trust announced it has appointed an interim executive director. Managing editor Tami Roleff fills in the details… The Mojave Desert Land Trust announced Monday it has appointed an interim executive director. Rich Weideman, who spent 33 years with the National Park Service, most recently as assistant

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

In high school sports today, the Yucca Valley High School softball team will travel away to Thermal to play Desert Mirage High School. First pitch is at 3:30 p.m.

The Trojan golf team will host Desert Hot Springs at home; tee-off is at 3 p.m.

Also today, the Twentynine Palms

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MOTORCYCLE RIDER INJURED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS CRASH FRIDAY

We have limited details about a crash Friday morning that critically injured a motorcycle rider. According to County Fire Battalion Chief Josh Sprague, a motorcycle rider was involved in a collision with another vehicle about 11:40 a.m. at the intersection of Lear Avenue and Highway 62. The motorcycle rider was

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TOWN OF YUCCA VALLEY RELEASES VOTING DISTRICT MAPS

The Town of Yucca Valley released copies of four maps on Friday showing the proposed voting districts that will be in effect for the November 2018 election. The maps released include three maps created by the town’s demographer, and one map submitted to the demographer by a member of the

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COUNTY GRAND JURY APPLICANTS SOUGHT

Applications to serve on the 2018-19 county grand jury will be accepted through April 6. Reporter Mike Lipsitz explains who can apply, what a grand juror does, and how to apply… Qualified candidates for the county grand jury must be U.S. citizens of good character and sound judgement, age 18

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COUNTY SUPERVISORS TAKE UP MORONGO BASIN BUSINESS TOMORROW

Our Morongo Basin figures prominently at tomorrow’s 10 a.m. meeting of county supervisors in San Bernardino. Among items on the agenda are revisions to the contract for the 16-bed crisis residential treatment facility going up along the highway in Joshua Tree. The changes and additions involve converting the facility’s septic

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT OFFERS FREE TOURS

Hi-Desert Water District will host a series of free tours of the water district and sewer project. Managing editor Tami Roleff tells you how to sign up… The Hi-Desert Water District’s World of Water tour will provide the public with the insight as to what it takes to deliver water

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FREE SUPPORT FOR VICTIMS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT OR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Morongo Basin Sexual Assault Services provides understanding and support to victims of sexual assault and domestic violence through immediate crisis intervention, follow-up services, one-on-one counseling, and advocacy services. In addition, volunteers are available to accompany victims, their families, significant others, and friends, at no charge, to medical appointments, court appearances,

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VENDORS SOUGHT FOR ANNUAL WOOF WALK

The Morongo Basin Humane Society, which runs the no-kill animal shelter in Joshua Tree, is seeking vendors for its seventh annual Woof Walk and fair. Reporter Tanisha Cureton gives the details on how to become a vendor for this event… The Morongo Basin Humane Society is seeking vendors for their

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